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Power to make supplementary etc provision

Coronavirus Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 23rd March 2020.

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Amendments made: 27, page 34, line 42, leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

“(a) acts or omissions in connection with an election, referendum or recall petition prior to its postponement (including provision disapplying any enactment imposing criminal liability in respect of such acts or omissions);”

This amendment would ensure that regulations under this clause are capable of relieving returning officers, presiding officers and others of liability for defaults in relation to postponed elections, referendums or recall petitions.

Amendment 28, page 35, line 14, at end insert—

“(i) the membership or governance arrangements of a local authority in relation to which an order has been made under section 7 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (implementation of structural changes proposals), the membership or governance arrangements of any shadow authority established under such an order, or any other matter dealt with in such an order.”

This amendment would ensure that regulations under this clause are capable of amending structural change orders.

Amendment 29, page 35, line 15, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

“(3) Regulations under subsection (1) may make retrospective provision, including provision having effect in relation to times before the coming into force of this Act.”—(Penny Mordaunt.)

This amendment is to clarify that regulations under this clause can make provision having effect in relation to times before the Bill receives Royal Assent.

Clause 60, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 61 and 62 ordered to stand part of the Bill.